According to KVUE, the accident occurred on August 23 when a pedestrian standing near a median was struck and killed by a reckless driver. This driver, identified as Rene Conde, 57, has since told authorities that he was not in control of his actions due to being under the influence of marijuana.
Preliminary reports indicate Conde was driving south at high speeds towards an intersection in the 4300 block of S. Lamar Boulevard before swerving away from an oncoming car he had not noticed before. This caused him to crash into the pedestrian, killing him on impact.
Conde had to be rescued from his smashed vehicle which he was trapped in after hitting a street sign and traffic control device as well. Authorities also noted that another person was present in Conde’s vehicle who was not injured.
Conde has been charged with intoxication manslaughter.
The information below was taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
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